I want to do a Bachelor of Science, but don't meet the prerequisites. What can I do?

If you didn’t study maths or science in Year 12, or didn’t get a high enough score, there are some other ways you can meet the prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.

What are the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science?

For the Bachelor of Science you need to have:

  • A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics, and at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Or:

  • A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

Read more about the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

I didn’t study Mathematical Methods in Year 12. What can I do?

There are a few ways to get the equivalent qualification before applying for the Bachelor of Science.

Read more about equivalent subjects

I didn’t study Biology, Chemistry or Physics in Year 12. What should I do?

If you didn’t study a science subject in year 12, there are other ways to meet the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science:

If you scored 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics in Year 12, you don’t need to have studied a science subject.

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What if I didn't get a high enough score?

If there were special circumstances that affected your Year 12 results, such as financial disadvantage or hardship, or you’re returning as a mature-age student, you may be eligible for a special entry scheme through Access Melbourne. This can help if you didn’t receive a high enough ATAR score

If you didn’t meet the minimum scores in the prerequisite subjects, you would need to take the relevant subjects listed on this page to get the required score.

Find out more about Access Melbourne